Here’s some tips to help you stay energised and put a pep in your step …
Drink heaps of water: Dehydration can cause your energy levels to plummet. Start your day with two glasses of water as soon as you wake up, and keep a water bottle with you and
sip from it throughout the day.
Try to eat right: Eggs are rich in choline, which helps to boost concentration – and omega-3 fatty acids are critical to improving brain function, energy, and mood. You could add a bit of salmon to your morning omelets or put it on your dinner menu once or twice a week; alternatively, a 1,000 to 1,500 milligram daily supplement should energise you in about a week.
Get your heart pumping: Exercise activates the whole sympathetic nervous system which wakes you up and gives you a healthy boost. Even if you don’t have time to hit the gym, a brisk walk around the block can have the same effect as a double espresso…without the crash that follows.
Sleep well: Easier said than done but there are a few things tricks to getting more restful sleep:
* Keep your room cool to help your body fall into deeper sleep.
* Keep digital clocks out of your line of slight; the light can be disruptive.
* Look for an alarm clock that wakes you up gradually, rather than one that startles you out of deep sleep. The loud sound is too much of a transition for the brain and body.